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United Response is an award winning charity that supports disabled people to live the life they choose. This leaflet sets out their approach to supporting people with complex needs and who may display behaviour which challenges; shows how Active Support is essential in underpinning Positive Behaviour Support, and details how we go about supporting someone to move from a long stay institution or Assessment & Treatment Unit to live happily in their local community. Click here to access the leaflet on the United Response website
 

Unlawful EHC Needs Assessments

Monday, 14 August 2017
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Written by Ed Duff We have recently been approached by a concerned parent about one local authority’s approach to EHC Needs Assessments. The concern particularly relates to the apparent policy of the Local Authority to refuse to make a Social Care Needs Assessment as part of an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. This email has caused particular concern: The concern is that the Local Authority seem to be refusing to undertake a crucial part of the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA). Regulation 6 Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 sets out the advice that the Local Authority must secure as part of an EHC Needs Assessment. Part of that Regulation requires that advice and information in…
 
A resource for families when their family member with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour goes into hospital. Click here to download the pdf
 

Care and Treatment Reviews Survival Guide

Friday, 04 August 2017
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This is a family survival guide to Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs). This guide has been written to help families understand and cope with the CTR process. Click here to download the guide from the Bringing Us Together website
 

Help with Benefits - New Income Form

Monday, 22 May 2017
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If you have your benefits stopped, such as being sanctioned, go to the council and request a Nil Income Form and fill it out. That will reinstate your housing benefit and Council Tax. It will also give you access to further help such as Utility Meter Credit, Food Vouchers and Emergency Cash Payments. The Council will only deal with you if you ask for this form specifically. The authorities such as Council and DWP will not inform you that this form is available, until you've actually asked for it. Please copy & paste or Share this with anyone you think may benefit from it.
 

Autism - A Guide for Police

Monday, 08 May 2017
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Autism affects more than 1% of the population. You’re therefore highly likely to encounter someone who is on the autism spectrum at some point in your policing career. This might include autistic people who aren’t yet diagnosed. This guide provides background information about autism and aims to help all police officers and staff who may come into contact with autistic children or adults meet their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Northern Ireland). It’s designed to be used as a regular reference. Click here to download the pdf from The National Autistic Society website
 
This is a booklet on:   Mental health, autism and learning disabilities in the criminal courts Information for magistrates, district judges and court staff Second Edition, revised and updated by the Prison Reform Trust Written by Jenny Talbot and Polly McConnell   Click here to download the file
 
Our practical resource, Top 10 tips for choosing a support provider, is now available as an Easy Read version. This accessible resource is designed to be used by those looking to secure high-quality social care for themselves or for a relative or friend, helping people consider their options. It provides important information and support for people to make an informed choice about their care, outlining essential questions to ask a provider, such as: How will the support package be developed, monitored and changed? What is the cost of the support, and what does it include? What is the complaints procedure? How can care agreements be ended? Download the Easy Read The original report can be accessed here. Click here to…
 

Updates to the CTR Policy

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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The policy for Care and Treatment Reviews, also called CTRs, changed in March 2017. View the latest policy: View the CTR (including CETR) Revised Policy View the Easy Read Revised Policy Key changes in the CTR policy These are the key changes in the Care and Treatment Review policy introduced in 2017: Greater focus on the quality of CTRs and the values which underpin them New measurable national standards by which CTRs are to be carried out Clearer emphasis that CTRs are for people with autism, as well as for people with learning disabilities A separate Policy Annex on Care and Treatment Reviews for children and young people and a change of name to Care, Education and Treatment Reviews, (CETRs)…
 

MP Welcomes Improved Accessible Housing Legislation

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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Written by Mark Lawrence Heidi Allen MP has welcomed legislation to improve accessibility for elderly and disabled people in new housing developments. Heidi Allen has welcomed the decision to keep her amendment in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which was passed unanimously. In December 2016, Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, tabled an amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. The amendment required local planning authorities to “consider” the needs of elderly and disabled people when identifying strategic priorities for the development and use of their land. During debate in the House of Commons, housing minister Gavin Barwell agreed to work with Mrs Allen to secure this amendment at its next stage in the House of Lords. Since December, Mrs Allen has…
 
This page provides information on the Housing LIN Extra Care Housing Annual Conference 2017 – London. It contains all presentation slides and documents. Click here to view the web page
 
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy aged 12 having suffer regular seizures both Grand Mal/ Tonic Clonic and abscent seizures. I was medicated with the medication Epilim (Sodium Valproate) The advice given to me by my Neurologist, was always to take my medication as this would help control my seizures, so trusting the experts always done so. When I first got pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I decided to have my ante-natel care at my local hospital as that was also where my Neurologist was based. Throughout all my pregnancies my medical team were aware I was on Epilim, and the advice my husband and I was given, was to carry on taking my medication and to increase my dosage…